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The Military Service Files database includes an entry for all individuals identified in the military service files and/or military service ledgers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Newfoundland Forestry Companies duplicate remove, held by The Rooms Provincial Archives as part of GN 19 Newfoundland military service records (Great War) collection.

Included are the over 6700 members of the First Newfoundland Regiment (later "Royal") and the Newfoundland Forestry Companies, including officers, other ranks, Drum and Bugle Corps, attached specialists and special duty assignments.

An individual's complete service file is attached where available. Service files do not exist for all individuals identified in the records. In this instance, a database record was created based on content recorded in the Military Service ledgers.

Using the Military Service Files database

The records are keyword searchable and sortable based on the column headings: Name, Community, Service number, Age at enlistment, Next of kin, Occupation, Active date, Date of death and Religion. POW status and Fatality status are yes/no searchable fields.

  • To search for a specific individual, enter their name and/or service number.
  • To view the attached service file, click on the individual's name.
  • To view details of an individual's commendations, select the pdf file at the right
  • To sort the results of a large search, click on the column heading.
  • To search for Prisoners of War, use the keyword POW.
  • Notes concerning variant names, misfiled documents, additional service, etc. are included as required.

For additional information, including military service ledgers, photographs, personal papers, wills and other documents contact The Rooms Provincial Archives Reference Room archives@therooms.ca or 709-757-8088.

Or search the Provincial Archives on-line Descriptions Database at https://www.therooms.ca/archives.

 

Name Community Service Number Age of Enlistment Next of Kinsort ascending Occupation Active Date Religion Fatality PoW Date of Death Commendations Notes
HUSSEY, Edward St. John's 2856 [William?] Hussey (p) 1916 No No Attestation papers not included, Home Defense only.
WELLS, Albert Swan Island, Twillingate District 5423 24 Zephariah Wells (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
BURRY, Oliver Greenspond, Bonavista District 4748 18 Zacharias Burry (p) Seaman 1918 Methodist No No
LAGATDU, Yvsey Cape St. George, St. George District 8442 18 Yvsey Lagatdu (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No Yvsey on attestation papers; common spelling is Yves.
HISCOCK, Heber A. Flat Island, Bonavista District 3837 18 Wlliam Hiscock (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PIKE, James Joseph Avondale, Harbour Main District 1220 19 Winnifred Pike (p) Sailor 1915 Roman Catholic Yes No Saturday, July 1, 1916
LEWIS, Francis Salmonier, Placentia-St. Marys District 8267 24 Winnifred Lewis (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
SENIOR, Frank Flat Island, Burin District 6000 19 Wilson Senior (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
KING, Albert Bay de l'Eau, Placentia-St. Mary's District 6155 20 Wilson King (p) Sailor 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
HOLLETT, Alfred Harbour Buffett, Placentia-St. Mary's District 2445 20 Wilson Hollett (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
GILLAM, Stanley Crabbes, St. George District 3763 19 Wilson Gillam (p) Fisherman 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BACON, Fred 11 Villa Street, County of Durham, England, United Kingdom 3301 26 Wilson Bacon (p) Marine Fireman 1916 Roman Catholic No No
STEELE, James Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 6341 18 Willis Steele (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
STEEL, Nathan Musgrave Harbour, Fogo District 8088 20 Willis Steel (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
PYNN, Fred Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4701 18 Willis Pynn (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
PITTMAN, Corbett New Perlican, Trinity District 729 27 Willis Pittman Fisherman 1914 No No
KING, Alexander Western Bay, Bay de Verde District 1881 19 Willis King (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist Yes No Monday, September 4, 1916
JANES, Hayward Broad Cove, Bay de Verde District 5812 23 Willis Janes (p) Carpenter 1918 Methodist No No
DUDER, John C. Little Bay Island, Twillingate District 5607 18 Willis Duder (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DRISCOLL, Kenneth Clarenville, Trinity District 2380 23 Willis Driscoll (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 25, 1919
BUTLER, Isaac Port Rexton, Trinity District 3747 20 Willis Butler (p) Teaching 1917 Church of England (Anglican) No No
BRETT, Edgar Laurenceton, Twillingate District 2694 23 Willis Brett (p) Fisherman 1916 Methodist No No
YOUNG, Hilliard Flat Bay, St. George District 4128 18 William Young (p) Lumberman 1917 Roman Catholic No No
YETMAN, John Tilting, Fogo District 5995 24 William Yetman (p) Fisherman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YETMAN, Alexander Water Street, Harbour Grace, Harbour Grace District 4416 18 William Yetman (p) Operator 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
YETMAN, David St. Marys, Placentia-St. Marys District 6251 25 William Yetman (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WYATT, Arthur Traytown, Alexander Bay, Bonavista District 8130 42 William Wyatt (p) Lumberman and blacksmith 1917 Methodist Yes No Friday, April 4, 1919
WYATT, Edward 202 New Gower Street, St. John's 371 22 William Wyatt (p) Machinist 1914 Methodist No No
WOOLDRIDGE, Lillian Medley Burnt Arm, Botwood, Twillingate District 3396 19 William Woolridge (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No Discrepancy in spelling of name: Wooldridge - Woolridge
WOOLFREY, Chesley Lewisport, Twillingate District 5436 20 William Woolfrey (p) Lumberman 1918 Methodist No No
WOOLFREY, Wilfred J. Lewisport, Twillingate District 3880 23 William Woolfrey (p) Cook 1917 Methodist No No PDF
WOOD, Ernest 58 Gower Street, St. John's 29 25 William Wood (p) Clerk 1914 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WINTER, John A. Clarkes Beach, Port de Grave District 4091 21 William Winter (p) Machinist 1917 Roman Catholic No No
WINSOR, Bertram G. Triton West, Twillingate District 8189 19 William Winsor (p) Lumberman 1917 Salvation Army No No
WILLS, Augustus 233 Water Street West, St. John's 4685 21 William Wills (p) Truckman 1918 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WILLIAMS, Thomas Conception Harbour, Harbour Main District 5822 19 William Williams (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WICKS, William Greenspond, Bonavista District 5482 21 William Wicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
DICKS, Benjamin Burgeo, Burgeo-LaPoile District 2828 19 William Wicks (p) Fisherman 1916 Church of England (Anglican) Yes No Saturday, April 14, 1917
WICKS, Frederick Greenspond, Bonavista District 5502 23 William Wicks (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist Yes No Tuesday, June 18, 1918
WHITEWAY, David Jobs Cove, Bay de Verde District 5602 24 William Whiteway (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, Simeon St. Brendans, Bonavista District 6097 20 William White (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WHITE, Alexander Princeton, Bonavista District 5214 20 William White (p) Fisherman 1918 Methodist No No
WHITE, Hedley New Bay, Twillingate District 3681 22 William White (p) Lumberman 1917 Methodist No No
WHITE, Hollie Cottrells Cove, Twillingate District 3847 20 William White (p) Fisherman 1917 Salvation Army Yes No Friday, April 12, 1918
WHITE, Raymond Trinity, Trinity District 3286 18 William White (p) Student 1916 Church of England (Anglican) No No
WHELAN, Samuel G. Cupids, Port de Grave District 2071 20 William Whelan (p) Telegraph operator 1916 Methodist No No
WHELAN, William Cupids, Port de Grave Distri 5644 18 William Whelan (p) Labourer 1918 Methodist No No
WHELAN, William Long Harbour, Placentia-St. Marys District 4668 20 William Whelan (p) Fisherman 1918 Roman Catholic No No
WEST, William J. Wesleyville, Bonavista District 5183 18 William West (p) Fisherman 1918 Salvation Army No No
WELLS, Isaac Grand Jervais, Fortune District 1734 19 William Wells (p) Fisherman 1915 Methodist No No